Vessels – RV Diplodus


research vessel - DiplodusResearch Vessel - Diplodus

Research vessel operating in coastal areas. Mainly used for research and monitoring activities in the scope of small-scale fisheries, bivalves, marine geology and geophysics.

Main features:

Length overall (LOA): 17.00m
Length between perpendiculars (LPP): 15.45m
Beam: 5.25m
Maximum draught: 1.60m
Moulded depth: 2.58m
Maximum speed: 12 nós
Engine power: 340 hp
Hull material: PRFV
Fuel storage capacity: 8000 l
Maximum range: 100 horas
Crew: 9 (4 seafarers + 5 scientists)

Deck equipment:

Trwal winch (SWL): 3000 kg
Hydrographic winch (SWL): 600 kg Wire capacity: 800m Ø 4mm - pulley with cable meter counter
Crane (SWL): 750 kg at 6.96m
Fishing net hauler (SWL): 2000 kg

Other features:

Capacity to operate dredges and trawls.
Allow operate with very high resolution multi-channel reflection seismic equipment, multibeam and magnetic bathymetry.
Equipped with two articulated booms, with suspension points 3, 4 and 5 meters from the edge for maneuvering and towing equipment.
Gantry with auxiliary structure that allows transferring equipment to the sea with a maximum weight of 90 kg.

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